Sans Elle (Litterally ‘Without Her’) intrigues. However, her name discloses a lot about her music and hersef. A straight-forward, natural personality, suggested sensuality. Within her voice, a whole music history unfolds while her personality comes through. Sometimes a caress and she’ll touch you with deep vibratos which remind of Sarah Vaughan, sometimes a powerful flight inherited from Stevie Wonder’s soul & blues cultures.
Sans Elle meets a tidy success with her debut album ‘Beyond’ produced and distributed by the label SAY YAY !
Within a few months, she wins Jazz en Baie, is a finalist of Golden Jazz Trophy and Al Jarreau selects her to take part in Shure Montreux Jazz Voice Competition. She also presents her album at several festivals – Jazz on Seine, Issy Jazz Festival – and in numerous Parisian clubs: Sunset, du Marcounet, de la Bellevilloise, des Disquaires, du Café Universel, de la Cave 38 Riv’... 50 shows throughout France in 2015-2016.
Beyond is also aired on a dozen international FM, web radios and blogs of which RFI, Swiss Radio, Chérie FM, Aligre FM, Soul Tracks (USA). « The best 2014 jazz and soul album » for Polynésie Première which airs it daily for several months (200 000 listeners).
Beyond is a shimmering invitation beyond aesthetical and geographical boundaries. All faces of Afro-American music, from jazz, soul, groove to blues and gospel mix with latin grooves or pop sounds. It gathers 14 musiciens: France, Switzerland, India, Japan, Colombia, Argentina, Australia, Cuba...
"Her first album is a beautiful discovery between jazz & contemporary soul (...) Definitely an artist to keep an eye on." according to Soul Bag.
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Lilsten to Sans Elle's interview in English on international radio RFI
'Sans Elle is the French Jazz revelation of the year.'
' A rising voice in French Jazz. '
'Classy with a capital C, the best vocal jazz & soul album of 2014'
George Bonazzelli, Polynésie Première.
'A voice that reminds the warm shades & subtle sparkles of beautiful fabrics'
Félix Marciano (Jazz Mag, Jazzman)
"Her first album is a beautiful discovery between jazz & contemporary soul. Unlike many of her pairs, she chooses the path of an entirely original repertoire in English & French which she embodies with a voice that at times resembles Niki Yanofski's. Definitely an artist to keep an eye on."
'Great warm sounding jazz musicians supporting adventurous soul sound '
'Superb album. What a groove !'
J-M Gélin (Les dernières nouvelles du jazz)
SoulTracks First Listen Check the review
'An artist to be discovered asap. Her album is our team's crush'
' (...) A delightful show where Sans Elle unselfconsciously unfolds lovely melodies, chosen words '
La Voix du Luxembourg Read the article (in FR)
'Sans Elle is at times a sensual whisper then a powerful flight of soul'
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